News and practice for genetics nurse specialists
A population study found that people with epilepsy had a substantially greater risk of premature mortality than the general population and unaffected siblings
As genomic testing becomes embedded in mainstream medicine, health professionals need to understand the role of genetics in disease
Diseases affecting the endocrine system can result in increased mortality and morbidity
Neurofibromatosis type 2 is a rare genetic condition affecting hearing, sight and balance
Many children with inherited metabolic diseases now survive to adulthood. These patients may present with complications in both primary and acute care
Drinking sugary soft drinks may accelerate biological ageing as much as smoking, a study has found.
Scientists have found a possible treatment for the most common form of blindness using special stem cells found on the front surface of the eye.
Children who are bad at maths could have trouble with numbers because of their mother’s hormone levels during pregnancy, a new study suggests.
Referrals for genetic breast cancer tests more than doubled in the UK as a result of what doctors have dubbed the “Angelina effect”.
Scientists believe they have discovered the genetic cause of an incurable muscle-wasting disease, paving the way for new treatments for sufferers.
With the lifetime risk of cancer being one in three, it is now becoming commonplace to see the condition woven into popular television dramas.
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“Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie announced she had had a double mastectomy,” BBC News reports.
“Breakthrough hope for MS treatment as scientists discover how to ‘switch off’ autoimmune diseases,” reports the Mail Online.
“Smoking and the breast cancer risk gene BRCA2 combine to ‘enormously’ increase the chance of developing lung cancer,” BBC News reports.